Bolt takes photog's camera after 200m victory

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM  |  Updated Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM   |   Comments

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt is known for his antics after victory as much as he is for his blistering speed.

After he wowed the crowd with a decisive victory Thursday in the 200m dash, he put on a different kind of show.

Putting his finger to his lips as he bounded across the finish line, he shushed the detractors who worried he couldn't repeat his record-breaking performance in Beijing. Wrong.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures as he crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Men's 200M Final at Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Olympic Park in Stratford, London on August 9, 2012. Bolt became the first Olympian to win the 100M and 200M race in consecutive Olympics. His time was 19.32. Jamaica swept the race with teammates Yohan Blake getting the silver and Warren Weir the bronze medal. UPI/Pat Benic
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He posed for the cameras doing his famous 'Bolt' move, pointing his arms up to the left with the Jamaican flag tied around his neck like a superhero's cape.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates with his traditional arrow jubilation after winning the gold medal in the Men's 200M Final at Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Olympic Park in Stratford, London on August 9, 2012. Bolt became the first Olympian to win the 100M and 200M race in consecutive Olympics. His time was 19.32. Jamaica swept the race with teammates Yohan Blake getting the silver and Warren Weir the bronze medal. UPI/Pat Benic
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He dropped to the track and did some pushups, as if to say, I could do this all day long.

Gold Medalist Usain Bolt (C) does push-ups as he celebrates with Silver Medalist Yohan Blake, both of Jamaica, after winning medals in the Men's 200M Final at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on August 9, 2012 in Stratford, London. Bolt's Gold Medal time was 19.32 seconds, while Blake finished just behind at 19.44 in the final. UPI/Brian Kersey
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And then he really hammed it up, taking the camera from Jimmy Wixtröm of Scandinavia's Aftonbladet newspaper and snapping photos of the spectators, the photographers and his fellow athletes.

Bolt and Wixtröm apparently have a history: the sprinter had taken some shots on the photographer's camera at the 2011 world championships in Daegu and at a workout in Rome.

According to Bolt, Wixtröm was the instigator.

“Every time he sees me, he says, ‘Usain, take a picture, Usain, take a picture.’ So I gave a promise,” Bolt told Aftonbladet.

See all of Bolt's photos in the slideshow above.

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